Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft

Chris Wendt

Chris Wendt graduated as Diplom-Informatiker from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and subsequently spent a decade on software internationalization for a multitude of Microsoft products, including Windows, Internet Explorer, MSN, and Windows Live, bringing these products to market with equal functionality worldwide. Since 2005, he has been leading program management and planning for Microsoft's Machine Translation development, and is responsible for Bing Translator and Microsoft Translator services. He is based at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.


Chris Wendt, Translate-Collaborate: From MT Quality to Human Quality Translation - Almost Instantly, Microsoft, 4 October 2010

William Lewis, Chris Wendt, and David Bullock, "Achieving Domain Specificity in SMT without Overt Siloing," in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2010), European Language Resources Association, May 2010

Chris Wendt and Will Lewis, "Improving the Quality of a Customized SMT System Using Shared Training Data," in MT Summit 2009, 29 August 2009

Chris Wendt, "Large-scale Deployment of Statistical Machine Translation: Example Microsoft," in AMTA Conference 2008, 26 October 2008


Microsoft’s Use of Automatic Translation

This presentation will cover Machine Translation basics and translation quality considerations, with an overview of the engine technology and the process of training the translation engine with new or selected data to improve the quality of the system for a particular style and...